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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #11
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Yes, The flash is harsh of a light and I feel we have some lens distortion going on.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #12
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Originally Posted by alanbutler57 View Post
It is a wonderful capture but the eyes are a little soft. I hope you don't mind my edit.

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I, too, like (the other Alan's) edit. However, assuming that your flash, lens and camera skills were up to the task, you could have done much the same thing in-camera by closing down the aperture by about two stops and setting the focus on the subject's eyes rather than the forehead and hair. I think you were close enough to the subject to have done this without overtaxing the capability of your flash unit.


I won't complain about the other faults that the others have complained about because these require what for you may be fairly major investments in equipment - an external flash unit capable of "bouncing" light from a nearby light-colored surface such as a ceiling or wall to give more flattering light, a longer (focal length) lens so you can back up to avoid the "distortion" that some of the others are talking about, and perhaps a camera body that can accommodate these accessories. Assuming that your camera is already equipped with a zoom lens that will give the same angular view on your camera as an 80 to 135 mm lens on a full-frame digital camera or 35 mm film camera (i.e., 35 mm equivalent) and can accommodate an external flash, your first priority would be the external flash. Most "kit" zoom lenses or non-interchangeable lens zooms can meet the necessary focal length requirement.
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Old 2 Days Ago   #13
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Great shot of the boy, I like the edited photo. I wish I were as talented at photo editing. Thanks for sharing!


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